Author:
INFOhio Central
Subject:
21st Century Skills, Information, Media and Technological Literacy, Communication, Arts and Communication, Writing, Writing for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Material Type:
Lesson, Module
Level:
High School
Grade:
9, 10, 11, 12
Provider:
INFOhio
Tags:
  • Information Literacy
  • Inquiry
  • Inquiry Skills
  • Research
  • Research Questions
  • Research Skills
  • Research Topic
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Text/HTML, Video

    Learn How to Develop a Research Topic

    Learn How to Develop a Research Topic

    Overview

    Learn how to become an effective, creative researcher and problem solver! Begin with good, solid questions that focus on your research topic or solution to a problem. Use the videos in this unit to learn how to develop a research topic.

    Introduction

    Teacher Tip

    Read Trevor MacKenzie's Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class from Edutopia. Think about the four different types of inquiry the author discusses. As you use Research 4 Success lessons, where will you have your students enter the pool? 

    Types of Inquiry

     

    Learn how to become an effective, creative researcher and problem solver! Begin with good, solid questions that focus on your research topic or solution to a problem. Use the videos in this unit to learn how to develop a research topic. 

    Learn How to Decipher a Research Assignment

    Figuring out the details of what you need to do will mean the difference between success or failure in a research assignment or inquiry project.

    watch

    Watch this tutorial from Sonoma State University Library, Decipher Your Research Assignment. After watching the video, look at the research assignment provided by your teacher. What type of research assignment is it?

    Decipher Your Research Assignment

     

    Learn How to Choose a Topic for Research

    The research process is messy and it all begins with picking the right topic.

    watch iconWatch the video from North Carolina State University Libraries, Picking Your Topic IS Researchand learn how to narrow your topic. What did you learn about the research process from the video? How will you use what you learned from the video when navigating the research process? 

    Picking Your Topic IS Research

     

    Learn How to Develop a Strong Research Question

    Like a lighthouse beacon on a stormy sea, guiding a ship into port, a strong research question can guide you through the choppy waters of the research process.  

    watch iconWatch the video from Scribber, How to Develop a STRONG Research Question, and learn how to select a topic and begin drafting a strong research question to guide the process. 

    How to Develop a STRONG Research Question

     

    Learn Strategies for Choosing a Topic

    Whether your research topic is too broad or too narrow, the results are the same; you'll have a difficult time finding the quality information that you need. 

    read iconRead and review Choosing a Topic from Indiana University. What are some tips the infographic offers for deciding on a research topic? Use the tips from this infographic to select your research topic. 

    I need help choosing a topic